|Harvard Forum 2 Audio Cast|
Leading thinkers in the area of development discuss how ICTs could contribute to poverty reduction in developing countries, now and in the future. Convened by Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Michael Spence, in collaboration with Randy Spence and the International Development Research Centre, the meeting will take place on September 23-24, 2009 at Harvard University. See also: Communication and Human Development: The Freedom Connection? A panel discussion with Amartya Sen, Michael Spence, Clotild...
Keywords: human development; ICT4D; Information and communication technologies; Harvard Forum; Amartya Sen; IDRC
|ICT and the Transformation of Political Communication - Gurprit Kindra, Frederick Stapenhurst, Ricardo Pellizo|
Nowadays, political parties face a crisis of participation. Theyused to behave as channels for political communication, butexpectation on participation in political parties is dropping inlong‐established democracies. As a result, parliamentariansare pinning their communication hopes on new informationand communication technologies (ICTs). This paper looksinto parliamentary websites, at cross‐national survey onresponses of parliamentarians about their email use, andnational Internet connectiv...
Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies; Parliamentarians; Communication Channel; Internet Literacy; Communications Strategy